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The Wallenberg Foundations

The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for the non-profit foundations funded by individual members of the Wallenberg family. The Foundations fund excellent researchers and research projects beneficial to Sweden and has approved grants totaling SEK 35 billion since 1917 and close to SEK 12 billion in the last six years.

The largest of the Wallenberg Foundations is the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, founded in 1917, which promotes scientific research within the natural sciences, technology and medicine. The other two large foundations are the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (clinical medicine, law and other social sciences), and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the humanities, learning and children’s activities). In addition, there are a number of other Wallenberg Foundations.

Here you will find more information about the three main foundations. All applications to the Wallenberg foundations must have a supporting letter from the President of KTH. Therefore, we advice you to contact Research Support Office  at least a month before the closing of a call in order to have time to process this!

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